A JD(U) minister on Monday defended disqualification of four rebels ruling party MLAs as members of Bihar Assembly on a charge of working against the party during the recently held by-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats.
The Home Ministry has asked all state governments to speed up cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification, directing them to seek day-to-day trial in courts, appoint special public prosecutors and ensure regular monitoring.
Assam government Wednesday proposed to hike the salaries and allowances of Chief Minister, Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of Opposition and all present and former MLAs by over 90 per cent with immediate effect.
The acrimony between JD(U) and BJP took an ugly turn Thursday with some legislators of both the parties pushing, shoving and snatching posters and placards from one another at the portico of the Assembly, a little before the start of the day`s proceedings at 11 am.
The decision on termination of the membership of four JD(U) dissident MLAs for anti-party activities was Saturday deferred till July 12 with the Speaker of Bihar Assembly granting them additional time to submit replies to the notice.
Members from both ruling and opposition benches in the Legislative Council Monday asked the Maharashtra government to provide relief to residents of the Campa Cola society in Mumbai, who are supposed to vacate their illegally built flats today.
Of the 162 parliamentarians involved in 306 criminal cases, 76 are charged with serious crimes like murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) said on Tuesday.